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From Eric Covener <>
Subject Re: Standard Practices with respect to distribution of Apache modules
Date Thu, 01 Jul 2010 10:29:20 GMT
On Sun, Jun 27, 2010 at 4:17 AM, Abhinav Upadhyay <> wrote:
> Hello everyone!
> I am on an internship, and have developed an Apache 2 module as my project, that
> is to be used by our customers.
> Now, we are at the point of distribution of our module, my boss says that
> expecting the users to compile the module from source is not very practical,
> although that is an option but he asked me to look for more convenient options.
> So I wanted to know, what else can I do ? If I compile the module on my Linux
> and provide it as a binary , will that work on all other Linux distros ?

If you don't expect your users to be able to compile it themselves,
compile binaries on the oldest Linux you want to support (e.g. SLES9)
as well as windows.

> And how to compile the module on windows? I

The mod_perl project has an apxs-for-windows you can use that works
reasonably well.

Eric Covener

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